Bleeding of the steering gear in a single gear system is only necessary if the gear is mounted in a way that will
trap air in the sector shaft bore. This procedure should be followed whenever the gear has been disassembled
1/8" Allen wrench
FOR OTHER EQUIPMENT, TOOLS OR SAFETY PROCEDURES ALWAYS
FOLLOW THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER'S PROCEDURES FOR LIFTING
Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual
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Park the vehicle on a clean, dry, solid surface-preferably concrete. Set the parking brake and block the
wheels. Place the transmission in neutral.
Tilt the hood or cab using the procedure in the Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual.
Make sure the fluid level in the reservoir is at the full mark of the dipstick.
Start the vehicle and allow the engine to idle.
Steer the vehicle from full left to full right several times. The pitman arm must make full travel .
6. Locate the bleeder screw in the plug located
on the sector shaft bore (Figure 34).
Do not turn the steering wheel with the
Using the allen wrench, open the bleeder screw until non-aerated fluid flows from the bleed screw.
Tighten the bleed screw.
Repeat steps 5-8 until no aeration is found in the bleed oil.
If this is a replacement steering gear, follow the "Plunger Adjustment Procedures" in this section of the
Check the fluid level in the power steering reservoir and fill if necessary.
Shut the vehicle off.
Lower the hood or cab following procedures in the Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual.